—So Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick is in hot water for videotaping the Jets’ sideline during his team’s week one blowout of Eric Mangini’s squad. My question is, why does Belichick NEED to cheat? The pats have taken to the Jets for the better part of the past decade and nothing much has changed lately. It’s like the 72’ presidential election. Nixon trounces McGovern by 23% of the popular vote and THEN gets caught up in the Watergate scandal.
Maybe it should be the jets that do the videotaping next time…it might even up the games a little. I could understand a coach of a terrible team doing this…but Belichick, the genius??
With reports that the NFL is considering punishing the Pats for spying, Tuesday, Bill Belichick had this to say, quote…”Although it remains a league matter, I want to apologize to everyone who has been affected, most of all ownership, staff and players.” Unquote. Though he didn’t say WHAT he was sorry for.
So what happens to Belichick and the Pats? Some make the case that sign stealing is gamesmanship, I don’t think that holds water in this case. The NFL has specific rules against this, it’s not like looking into the huddle and reading the QB’s lips. Other reports Wednesday suggest NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is considering sanctions that may include taking away draft picks from the Patriots. At the end of the day…this coming just weeks after the Michael Vick circus, this is the WRONG time to get caught breaking the NFL’s rules and more importantly, the wrong time to put the NFL in a bad light.